While out walking amongst the trees, I felt the noise of my mind evaporate. I was no longer inwardly distracted. It was like the florescent light in my mind had been shut off, and I was in awe of the quiet.
I looked off into the distance, beyond the trees, and saw a field filled with cows having their afternoon meal of grass. My heart was full with the simplicity and beauty.
On my walk back home, I thought about how sometimes my mind gets filled with needs. They feel like needs bees, buzzing in my head. They are made up of things I feel I need for everything to be okay. Sometimes they are financial. Sometimes emotional. Sometimes its acceptance from others. Sometimes its spiritual.
The needs can be loud and I find myself believing them. But their presence doesn’t motivate me towards peace. They become my clutter.
What helps is to step away from the noise and see that in the moment I’m basically okay.